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Carol Burnett Explains How Close She Came to Being Shut Out of Her Legendary Career by Men Carol Burnett Explains How Close She Came to Being Shut Out of Her Legendary Career by Men

On Monday night, comedy queen Carol Burnett appeared on Conan where host Conan O’Brien asked her how things have changed for women in the industry since she came up. Boy, does she have a story.

In Ali Wong's Hard Knock Wife Special, Motherhood Is a Queef-Filled Adventure In Ali Wong's Hard Knock Wife Special, Motherhood Is a Queef-Filled Adventure

In Ali Wong’s latest stand-up special Hard Knock Wife, she tells the audience near the top of the show: “I’ve been with my baby girl all day, everyday, and I love her so much, but I’m on the verge of putting her in the garbage.” What follows this statement is an hour of visceral comedy that explores motherhood,…

Comic Accused of Rape Sues UCB for Reverse Gender Discrimination  Comic Accused of Rape Sues UCB for Reverse Gender Discrimination 

Aaron Glaser, a comic who was banned from the Upright Citizens’ Brigade amid anonymous allegations of rape, which subsequently went viral, has—as promised—sued UCB, UCB artistic director Shannon O’Neill, and managing director Alex Sidtis in federal district court for allegedly failing to conduct a formal hearing…

Talking with Political Comedian Jena Friedman About Donald Trump, Our Dystopian Future and Her New Special 

On October 20, comedian and filmmaker Jena Friedman—a former field producer at The Daily Show and writer for the Late Show with David Letterman—will release her first hour-long comedy special under the emblematic title (be still our hearts) American Cunt.

Some of Amy Schumer's Florida Fans Did Not Enjoy Her Anti-Trump Take Last Night Some of Amy Schumer's Florida Fans Did Not Enjoy Her Anti-Trump Take Last Night

Around 200 people left the Amalie Arena on Sunday night after Amy Schumer’s stand up set got more political than they expected, according to The Tampa Bay Times—though what upset them the most (that she insulted Donald Trump and asked women in the audience who had been sexually assaulted to stand up) remains to be…

Opening Ceremony's Celeb-Filled NYFW Show Grappled With a Scary Election Season  Opening Ceremony's Celeb-Filled NYFW Show Grappled With a Scary Election Season 

Opening Ceremony designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, not known for sticking to the straightforward runway presentation, put on an ambitious and very wide-ranging show yesterday on the anniversary of September 11, dubbed the “Pageant of the People.”

Amy Schumer Dances Around the Kurt Metzger Situation With Charlie Rose Amy Schumer Dances Around the Kurt Metzger Situation With Charlie Rose

In an appearance on Charlie Rose Thursday, Amy Schemer paddled around the whole Kurt Metzger situation like someone assiduously avoiding a strange warm spot in a public swimming pool.

Amy Schumer Says Kurt Metzger No Longer Writes for Inside Amy Schumer [Updated] Amy Schumer Says Kurt Metzger No Longer Writes for Inside Amy Schumer [Updated]

Amy Schumer has been blocking Twitter users who tweet at her about Inside Amy Schumer writer Kurt Metzger, a man she publicly criticized for his insensitive comments about rape on Wednesday, and said no longer works for the show.

Reductress Is Devoting Its Entire Site to Rape Jokes That Punch Up Reductress Is Devoting Its Entire Site to Rape Jokes That Punch Up

In response to a sexual assault controversy that’s currently engulfing the New York comedy scene, women’s satire site Reductress has devoted its entire landing page to humor articles (primarily written by women) about rape.

Samantha Bee Filled Her Writers Room With 'People Who Have Been Underestimated'  Samantha Bee Filled Her Writers Room With 'People Who Have Been Underestimated' 

In a recent profile, Full Frontal host Samantha Bee told Rolling Stone that she, unlike many Daily Show viewers, had never expected to take over Jon Stewart’s role—and that her acceptance of TBS’s Full Frontal offer came in part out of her own assumption that she would be passed over. “It didn’t seem like a reality to…

Women In Comedy? No Sweat!

A Los Angeles landmark, a grainy photo, two named sponsors, zero named comedians, and a missing “S.” That, my friends, is all it takes to produce a bleak piece of cultural commentary. Stay dry, ladies! Choose Cecret!

Elizabeth Banks' New Website, 'WhoHaha', Fosters Funny Women Elizabeth Banks' New Website, 'WhoHaha', Fosters Funny Women

Earlier this month, Elizabeth Banks launched a new website, ironically and terribly named WhoHaha, which offers a digital platform for women in comedy. WhoHaha features original videos by women, both well-known and newly starting, as well as curated videos. “This is an opportunity,” Banks recently told AdAge. “There…

Leslie Jones: Fuck You, I've Been Funny Leslie Jones: Fuck You, I've Been Funny

In 2014, Leslie Jones made headlines as a new Saturday Night Live member by delivering an incendiary joke about slavery. The bit received mixed reviews, but Jones, as it turned out, didn’t care; she’s funny, she knows it, and she spent decades fighting for her success.

Amy Schumer's Nice HBO Special Rescued by Wacko Dickplay & the 'Abraham Lincoln' Amy Schumer's Nice HBO Special Rescued by Wacko Dickplay & the 'Abraham Lincoln'

Amy Schumer’s set for her inaugural HBO special buttressed my confidence in a number of my recent decisions. First, any prickles of guilt attached to last night’s spicy beer nuts and prosecco alchemized into third-wave feminist defiance. She also confirmed my suspicion that moving to Los Angeles would mean certain…

Women Are 'More Powerful' in Comedy, Argues Male Comedian Trevor Noah Women Are 'More Powerful' in Comedy, Argues Male Comedian Trevor Noah

Perhaps you stumbled across a new and conspicuous Vanity Fair spread today. You know, the one featuring a photograph of all of the current late-night television hosts. You might even have noticed a striking similarity uniting said hosts. If you look closely, you’ll see that—I know this is a surprise—they’re ALL male!…

Will Packer to Produce New Female-Centered Comedy for Universal Will Packer to Produce New Female-Centered Comedy for Universal

It seems as if Hollywood might be getting the memo that we’ve been sending among ourselves for years: According to Variety, Will Packer is set to produce a female-driven comedy for Universal. The film is currently referred to as the “Untitled Girl’s Trip Project,” and it’ll be directed by Malcolm D. Lee.

Woman Hosts Late Night Talk Show, World Continues To Turn  Woman Hosts Late Night Talk Show, World Continues To Turn 

Whitney Cummings, female, guest-hosted The Late Late Show last night. It would appear that no one died.

Letterman's Woman Problem: It's Not Us, It's Him Letterman's Woman Problem: It's Not Us, It's Him

David Letterman will be leaving late night television soon, which prompted the Paley Center to organize a conversation with the writers of his show this weekend. During the discussion, head writer Matt Roberts tried to explain why The Late Show's writers room has historically been chock full of white men. He couldn't…

​Clothing Company Ditches the Models, Uses Female Comedians Instead ​Clothing Company Ditches the Models, Uses Female Comedians Instead

Earlier this year BetaBrand, the clothing line with the funky items that make you seriously consider dropping $160 on a hoodie, used female PhDs to model their Spring Collection. Well, fall has arrived, and this time, BetaBrand is using women in comedy to model their wares.

The Newest Late Night TV Host Is Another White Guy The Newest Late Night TV Host Is Another White Guy

Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show replacement has been announced and I am happy to report that we're finally getting some diversity up in late night television. Just kidding, they hired another white guy.

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